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New Menu Patterns for Breakfast and Lunch

New Menu Patterns for 2017 - 2018

 School Meal Tray
School Meal Tray
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Healthy School Meal Patterns for 2017 - 2018

 

BREAKFAST MEAL PATTERN

LUNCH MEAL PATTERN

Grades

K-5

6-8

9-12

K-5

6-8

9-12

MEAL PATTERN PER WEEK AMOUNT OF FOOD (MINIMUM PER DAY)

Fruit (cups)

5 (1)

5 (1)

5 (1)

2 1/2 (1/2)

2 ½ (1/2)

5 (1)

Vegetables (cups)

0

0

0

3 3/4 (3/4)

3 ¾ (3/4)

5 (1)

     Dark Green

0

0

0

1/2

1/2

1/2

     Red/Orange

0

0

0

3/4

3/4

1 1/4

     Beans/Peas

     (Legumes)

0

0

0

1/2

1/2

1/2

     Starchy

0

0

0

1/2

1/2

1/2

     Other

0

0

0

1/2

1/2

3/4

Additional Vegetable to Reach Total

0

0

0

1

1

1 1/2

Grains (oz. eq.)

7-10 (1)

8-10 (1)

9-10 (1)

8-9 (1)

8-10 (1)

10-12 (2)

Meats/Meat

Alternates (oz. eq.)

0

0

0

8-10 (1)

9-10 (1)

10-12 (2)

Fluid Milk (cups)

5 (1)

5 (1)

5 (1)

5 (1)

5 (1)

5 (1)

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS:  DAILY AMOUNT BASED ON THE AVERAGE FOR A 5-DAY WEEK

Min.-Max. Calories (kcal.)

350-500

400-550

450-600

550-650

600-700

780-850

Saturated Fat (%  of total calories)

< 10

< 10

< 10

< 10

< 10

< 10

Sodium (mg.)

< 540

< 600

< 640

< 1,230

< 1,360

< 1,420

Trans fat

Nutrition label or manufacturer specifications must indicate zero grams of trans fat per serving.

 

 

Dark Green Vegetables

Arugula Lettuce

Boc Choy

Boston/Bibb Lettuce

Broccoli

Chard

Cilantro

Collard Greens

Grape Leaves

Kale

Mesclum

Mustard Greens

Romaine Lettuce

Seaweed

Spinach

Turnip Greens

Watercress

 

Red/Orange Vegetables

Carrot Juice

Carrots

Chili Pepper, hot

Pepper, (Red, Sweet, Bold)

Pumpkin

Squash, Winter (Acorn, Butternut, Hubbard)

Sweet Potatoes

Tomatoes

Tomato Juice

Tomato Paste

Tomato Sauce

 

Beans/Peas/Legumes

Black beans

Black-eyed Peas (mature, dry)

Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)

Kidney Beans

Lentils

Lima Beans (mature)

Navy Beans

Pinto Beans

Refried Beans

Soy Beans

Split Peas

White Beans

 

Starchy Vegetables

Cassava

Corn

Fresh Cowpeas, field

Fresh black-eyed, pigeon peas

Green peas (mature)

Green Lima Beans

Jicama

Parsnips

Plantains

Potatoes

Taro

Water Chestnuts

 

Other Vegetables

Artichokes

Asparagus

Avocado

Bamboo Shoots

Beans, (Green, Snap, Yellow)

Beets

Brussell Sprouts

Cabbage, Green/Red

Cactus, (No pales)

Cauliflower/Broccoflower

Celery

Chili Pepper/Hot, Green

Chives

Cucumber

Eggplant

Garlic

Kohlrabi/Celeriac/Fennell

Lettuce, Iceberg

Mung Beans/Alfalfa     Sprouts

Mushrooms

Okra

Olives

Onions/Leeks

Parsnips

Peppers, (green, sweet bell)

Pickles

Radishes

Snow Peas

Squash, Summer (Yellow, Spaghetti, Chayote)

Tomatillos

Turnips/Rutabagas

Zucchini

 

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